Friday, March 11, 2011

Tutoring Thanks

This thank you was sent to our English Tutoring directors from an Asian law student. The group meets on Friday nights.

Dear Martin and Machiko:
Thank you so so so much for what you've done for me during this semester, for which I am really really grateful! You are the kindest people I've ever seen in the world. I feel so lucky to know you through Friday English Class, through which I not only practiced my English, more importantly, I become to know more about the Bible and God, which won't happen without you. Although I am leaving for China few days later, I think the unforgettable experience in the Tenth Church will stay on my mind forever, and  I will always remember on the other side of the earth, there are a group of nice and interesting people teaching international students English and Bible!!!!

We Is Got Him

Truman Capote move over (well, do the best you can). Tenth member Carrie Hagen has the next true crime book sensation. Check out this review of We Is Got Him scheduled to be in bookstores this July.

Fiscal Fitness Elder

You have heard of Larry Burkett and Ron Blue and, more recently, Dave Ramsey - Christian men known for presenting financial counsel on being wise stewards of our finances. Did you know that we have our own experienced teacher in this area. In fact, he travels the country giving fiscal fitness seminars. He is one of your elders, Bryce Bartruff, who is Senior Director and Chief Operating Officer of American Missionary Fellowship. Check out his website.

Motion Pictures, Moving Stories

You have seen videos about Tenth and about ministries related to our church. The producer behind those videos is Craig Claudin. Craig now has his own production business. Check out his website to see his work. Those of you with ministries and churches should consider using his skills in this area. He is also available for weddings and other personal events.

Short-term teacher in Asia needed

One of our global partners has a need for a short-term teacher for their family this spring.  They are attending a 2-week language conference in Malaysia in April and are looking for someone to help with the homeschooling of their four children (under 12) who will be with them.
Please contact skim(at) if you are interested or would like more info.

Word from Japan

The devastation in Japan is horrific and a clear call for prayer for that nation. Against that backdrop, we are relieved to receive this word from Michael Oh: "All [Christ Bible Seminary/Institute] students & staff are safe. They were very shaken though. Nagoya area probably was in the 5 - 5.5 range on the Richter scale. Unbelievable number of aftershocks."

Pray for an effective, compassionate response by Christians.

Cat-sitter needed

One of our global partners is looking for a cat-sitter for a week while they are away at a conference in Pittsburgh from 3/19 to 3/27/11. 

They have a tortoiseshell cat named Suzy who is gentle and playful.  Litter box and any needed amenities will be provided.  This cat is from Africa! 
Please contact skim(at) if interested.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Women, here is a ministry you may be interested getting involved in. The director attended my church when we both were in Florida.)

YoungLives is a relational ministry where women have the opportunity and privilege of coming alongside teen moms during their greatest time of need and telling them about God’s amazing love and forgiveness.  As we teach these girls God’s truths and extend God’s grace to them we realize that we are impacting two generations for eternity!  In YoungLives we are watching God change teen moms in Philadelphia, one girl at a time.
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Senior Artists

Apparently artists do not retire, as the latest showing at Luella Tripp's gallery demonstrates. One proud nephew (Matthew White) wants you to check out Jan Johnson's works in particular.

You know, by the way, that ministers also do not retire. They just go out to pastor.

Sparrows and Duct Tape?

Sparrows, Saturday, March 12, 2011, 1–3 pm
Fellowship Hall

* Did you know that duct tape was invented during World War II as a water resistant sealing tape for ammunition cases?
* Did you know that Duck Product sponsors a competition for creating prom formal wear out of duct tape?
* Did you know that duct tape is not used for sealing ductwork?
* Did you know that Sparrows will have an all-duct-tape event this Saturday, March 12, 1:00–3:00 PM, in Fellowship Hall?
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Special Benefit Concert
Saturday, March 26, 2011
at 7:30 pm
Village Presbyterian Church
357 Hartford Road, Mt. Laurel
A love offering will be taken, the proceeds of which will go to the David Longacre family, currently residing in Chambersburg, PA. David was formerly pastor of Village. His wife, Lesia, is recovering from a bone marrow transplant due to leukemia. The financial needs of the family at this time are great, and David has only been able to find part-time work. We hope to bless them through this night of music.

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Studio apt available

Studio apt available on spruce between 17th and 18th st. The rent is $875 per month, electric is about $25 per month at the maximum, and about $30-40 in the summer months. Gas is included. Laundry is coin operated in the basement which you share with the other studio. The landlord and his wife live in the building and are careful about their choice in other tenants. Available after May 31. Contact Caroline.

The Creation or Evolution Seminar

"MISSION IMPERATIVE - The Creation or Evolution Seminar" by Mike Snavely will be coming Saturday, March 19! Don't miss this informative and exciting seminar for the whole family!

When: Sat. March 19th 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Fellowship Bible Church 590 Jackson Rd. Sewell NJ 08080
Tickets: $5.00 per person!
Contact: Emily Moore 856-693-6465 or Mary Capaldo 856-627-3707

Seminar Topics:
How "Evolutionized" are you?
The Return to Genesis
The Grand Canyon
Question and Answers

Reparando, the Movie

This email came from Dave Baggett, who is a PCA church planter in Eastern Delaware County.

I just wanted to let you know of a movie playing this coming Tuesday at the Trocadero Theater downtown (1003 Arch) at 7:30.  It is about God's redemptive work in Guatemala and I was privileged enough to participate in the filming of this project two years ago.  It is a documentary-style film highlighting some powerful stories of redemption in some of the worst places in Latin America.  Tickets are $10 and you can purchase them at:
You can also purchase the DVD at the reparando website.
Please spread the word!  Thanks for your consideration!
Hope to see you this Tuesday!
Dave Baggett

God's Visible Presence

From The Jesus Gospel, by Liam Goligher.

Love for others is an outworking of the gospel. It is seeing what God has done for me in spite of all my unworthiness and then my treating others with the same grace with which I have been treated myself. He loved us when we were still sinners. He did not withdraw from us but drew near to us. This transforms my attitude to difficult people. It makes me patient with those who do not grasp the Bible's teaching but still struggle with doubts, sensitive to those who struggle with sinful choices.

True unity and oneness and active love among Jesus' people are the only visible evidence God will give to people in our day of his presence in the world. And as our love for one another is active, actually reaching out to others, making sacrifices for others, serving others, so people see something of that great love with which he has loved us.

Spring Ahead

Although it is not spring, nevertheless, spring ahead one hour Saturday night before going to bed, if you wish to be in church on time. Who is it that keeps moving the DST up earlier each year?

Funny Paper

So, it's been one of those days. You need to cheer up. Have you tried tearing paper? It works wonders as this real life practitioner demonstrates.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Lenten Study Series

Many new groups begin this week as part of our Lenten Bible Study Series which is using James Boice's book "Christ of the Empty Tomb".

New Groups...

Parish 1- 315 Building-Sunday 9am- Mixed Group

Parish 1- Rittenhouse- Wednesday 12:00pm (bring bagged lunch) - Women's Group

Parish 1—Queen Village—Thursday 7:30 pm—Mixed Group

Parish 3- West Philadelphia- Wednesday 7:30 -Mixed Group (Kick-off March 9 with Dinner!)

Parish 3—Drexel Hill—Wednesdays 6–6:45 am (Breakfast included)—Men's Group

Parish 6—Moorestown—Wednesdays 6:30pm (Dinner included)—Mixed Group

Many of the existing small groups are partaking in the series too and have open spaces for new participants

To start a group for this series or be part of one in your area please contact Jonny or visit our website for more information.

Monday, March 07, 2011

Videos for Ghana

Imagine open screenings of Christian films in villages around Accra. The movie pulls the crowd in and they linger for an evangelistic message, then Christians schooled in sharing their faith follow up with those who respond.

That's the dream of Rev. Bernard Sachie, our friend who works with African Enterprise in Ghana. He plans to launch just such a ministry and has written asking our help. Do you have Christian videos gathering dust that he could put to use?

Pray for the success of this venture and if you can help, please contact Terri at ttaylor(at)

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Parish 6 Book Study

Parish 6,

You are invited to an exclusive One Book, One Congregation Event for men, women, and children of all ages / all stages - a light dinner and a walk through, The Christ of The Empty Tomb, by James Montgomery Boice.

When: Wednesday night's 6:30pm-8pm, March 9 - April 20

Why: To help make this Easter season 2011 extra special and build unity in the church

Where: The Hernick's house at 736 Stonehouse Road, Moorestown, NJ

Call John and Erin Hernick at 856-278-2269 or email or call Mimi and Greg Warburton at 856-642-2013 or email.

Come as you are to enjoy a light dinner and a study of Dr. Boice's book, The Christ of The Empty Tomb. You'll be eating by 6:30pm and heading home by 8pm. So, let's make this Easter Season extra special with Wednesday Night's Soup and a Study! RSVP by Monday evening, so we know how much soup to make!